Date: Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th September 2018
Location: Island Bend, Snowy River near Jindabyne
Trainers: Robert McIntyre; Alex McIntyre, Dita Pahl and Roy Farrance
Register: HERE Registrations close: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Cost: $60 per participant
Contact: Paddle Australia’s Sports Services team – firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9763 0670
The purpose of this National Development Camp is for athletes wanting to compete at the Nationals Championships to have an opportunity to train with Australian Senior Team members, learn some tips and upskill. This camp is for athletes of all ability as the sessions will be tailors to your skill level.
The section of river at Island Bend is a 2 Kilometre stretch of continuous grade 2 whitewater which offers an excellent opportunity for training and upskilling developing athletes. The river stretches in a horse shoe bend making it easy to put in and pull out with a short walk or the ferrying of kayak on a trailer back across the hill.
The section above Island Bend is of a higher grading of class 3 whitewater and if the water release from Snowy Hydro is 2 turbines this is an excellent 3 kilometre section of rapids into pools that offer all standards of paddlers the ability to enhance their skills. A number of years ago the National Wildwater Championships were held on this section and all paddlers agreed that this was one of the best sections of whitewater for Wildwater racing in Australia.
It is hoped that throughout the camp, we will run both a classic and sprint race such that all paddlers can benchmark their times against our best Wildwater Paddlers in Australia.
There are also other paddling opportunities close by on the Thredbo River so these will be reviewed as part of the week of training to maximise everyone’s experience.
CLICK HERE for all the information on the camp with inclusions and sessions.